Interlibrary loan for UAB members

The Interlibrary Loan service allows UAB members (PDI, students, staff, UAB Sphere, Amics de la UAB and Universitat a l'abast) to borrow physical material from other libraries and universities, as well as obtain copies of articles or chapters from titles that are not held by UAB libraries or are not provided through the PUC.

This service also alows you to:

  • Check the status of your request
  • Download the requested reproductions
  • Contact the Service

You can request any material: books, journals articles, conference proceedings, theses, audio/visual material, microfilm and microfiche items.

But certain materials are often difficult to obtain: reference works (encyclopedias, dictionaries...), audio/visual material, reserve collection, rare books, paper maps and print thesis collection.

To place a request you will need to complete an inter-library loan request form entering your ID number (NIU) and password. If you are using the ILL for the first time you must register previously and wait until you receive a confirmation message within 24 workdays (except Christmas and Easter).

You can also request documents from the University Union Catalogue of Catalonia (CCUC):
  • From the PUC interface by clicking on +Biblioteques
  • From the the CCUC's classic interface by clicking on Com trobar-lo.

Delivery time is dependent on the library sending the material and the availability of the requested material. The documents provided by libraries members of CSUC (Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya) may take 6 days, documents from other Spanish universities may take 10 days.

Delivery time for photocopies is shorter.

The books from CSUC libraries are free, and will always be picked up in the library that the user has indicated at the time of making the request.

Other materials: ILL service will send you an email when materials have arrived and will tell you where you will have to pick up them, and the fees and payment conditions.
  • Professors (PDI) and staff (PAS) can pay through their department funds.
  • Other users: payment by bank transfer (IBAN ES96 2100 0424 3202 0002 5001 Caixabank)



Loan of books 

Copies of articles
Digitization of theses and other documents
CBUC 0€ 4€

according to the provider's estimate

GEPA 0€ 0€
Spain 8€ each volume 5€ (set of 1 to 40 copies + 1€ for each set of 10 additional copies)
Europe 24€ 15€
Other countries 36€ 18€

Loan periods are established by the lending library and usually lasts at least 15 days. If the lending library permits renewals, items can be renewed.

Items that cannot be borrowed: must be consulted in the library.

Once the item is in your hands, you are responsible for returning it under the same conditions as it was lent. In case of loss or damage, the borrowing library will impose the penalty regulated in its loan regulations. If the item is not returned after 30 days overdue it is considered to be lost.